National Philanthropy Day is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the good that philanthropy does in the world. This year, it falls on November 15. Here are some ways you can get involved and make a difference.
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What is National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is a day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and philanthropists – have made to our lives, our communities, and our world. This day is about celebrating giving and making a difference.
History of National Philanthropy Day
National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
NPD honors individuals and organizations from all sectors of the philanthropic community: volunteer leaders, foundations, corporations, social service organizations, educational institutions, and more. Each year on NPD we come together to celebrate the extraordinary achievement that philanthropy represents in our society and to continue to build a better world.
The first National Philanthropy Day was celebrated in 1986. Created by a group of like-minded individuals who believed that philanthropy deserved its own day of recognition, NPD has since grown into a worldwide event celebrated in over 50 countries around the globe.
What is the purpose of National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is all about recognizing and celebrating the amazing donors and volunteers who make our world a better place. It’s a time to say “thank you” to the people who give so generously of their time, money, and resources.
NPD was started by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 1985. Since then, it has grown into a international movement, with NPD events taking place in cities all around the globe.
Each year, AFP chapters across the United States work with their local communities to plan NPD events. These events typically involve giving out awards to local philanthropists, hosting educational sessions on giving, and honoring volunteerism.
The date of NPD varies from year to year, but it always falls on or around November 15th. This year, NPD will be celebrated on November 15th, 2018.
So mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate National Philanthropy Day!
How can you get involved in National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is a day set aside to recognize and celebrate the generous contributions made by people and organizations to causes and charities. It is also a day to encourage others to get involved in philanthropy. There are many ways to get involved in National Philanthropy Day. Here are a few ideas.
Make a Donation
One of the best ways to get involved in National Philanthropy Day is to make a donation to a cause that you care about. This can be done through an online donation portal or by mailing a check directly to the organization. If you’re not sure where to start, you can always contact your local United Way or Community Foundation for recommendations.
Another great way to get involved is by volunteering your time or talents to an organization in need. This could be anything from mentoring a child, painting a mural at a local school, or leading a financial literacy workshop for adults. Whatever your skillset may be, there is sure to be a nonprofit out there that could use your help!
If you’re looking for a more hands-on way to get involved, you can always start your own fundraiser. This could be something as simple as hosting a bake sale or car wash, or something more elaborate like organizing a 5K race or gala dinner. No matter what you choose to do, all of your efforts will go towards supporting a worthy cause!
There are many ways to get involved in National Philanthropy Day. One way is to volunteer your time to a worthy cause. National Philanthropy Day is a great opportunity to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of others. You can find volunteer opportunities by searching online or contacting your local United Way chapter.
Another way to get involved in National Philanthropy Day is to make a donation to a charity of your choice. This is a great way to support the work of a charity that you are passionate about. You can also choose to donate your time or resources to a charity that you feel is making a difference in your community.
There are many other ways to get involved in National Philanthropy Day. You can choose to participate in an event that supports a worthy cause, or you can simply spread the word about National Philanthropy Day and encourage others to get involved. No matter how you choose to participate, National Philanthropy Day is an excellent opportunity to show your support for charitable causes and make a difference in your community.
Attend an Event
One of the best ways to get involved in National Philanthropy Day is to attend one of the many special events held around the country. These events are a great opportunity to learn more about philanthropy and to network with other like-minded individuals. Many of these events are open to the public, so be sure to check with your local event organizers to see if you can attend. You can also find a list of upcoming events on the National Philanthropy Day website.
What are some events happening for National Philanthropy Day?
National Philanthropy Day is November 15th this year and there are already a ton of great events happening across the country! Here are some events that you can participate in to show your support for National Philanthropy Day.
National Philanthropy Day Luncheon
Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Cincinnati Chapter hosts a National Philanthropy Day Luncheon to celebrate and honor individuals and organizations whose philanthropic work has made a positive impact in our community. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, November 16, at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
This year’s honorees include:
• Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year: James P. Goelz
• Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year: Carol J. Pierson
• Outstanding Corporation/Foundation/Organization: Fifth Third Bank
• Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Jennifer O’Neill Paine, CFRE
National Philanthropy Day Gala
The National Philanthropy Day Gala is one of the premier events to celebrate philanthropy and to recognize those who make a difference in their communities. This gala will be held on November 15, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
National Philanthropy Day Conference
The National Philanthropy Day Conference is a can’t-miss event for anyone interested in the nonprofit sector. This year’s conference will be held on November 15, 2019, in New York City. The conference will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout sessions on a variety of topics related to philanthropy.